8 Gaming laptops worthy of taking you to the next level

Gone are the days when gamers had to construct desktop monsters to enjoy the latest titles. Whether you enjoy Minecraft or Fortnite, these gaming laptops should help you defeat enemies and reach the next level.

8 Gaming laptops worthy of taking you to the next level
  • What are the best new gaming accessories in 2019? Check out this recent roundup and visit our Gaming category for more great finds.
  • Are gaming laptops as good as desktop PCs? For most gamers, yes. Only the committed pros need to invest in the best desktop hardware.
  • How much should you spend on a gaming laptop? Ideally, you want to set aside $1,500 for a really good machine. But there are plenty of more affordable options available.

In terms of consumer tech, the trend is always towards smaller and lighter devices. Gaming laptops are no exception — you can now get serious firepower in a slimline machine. Here are some of the best devices we have seen in recent times.

HP OMEN X 2S Dual-Screen Gaming Laptop

This innovative gaming laptop has two displays: one above the fold, and one next to the keyboard. The former measures 15.6 inches, while the latter is a smaller 1080p touchscreen. The Omen X 2S also features NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics, and it’s just 20mm thick.

Price: $2,099.99 USD

Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop

Although Xiaomi is known for making phones, this device is an impressive gaming machine. Powered by an Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics, this thing has a colorful 15.6-inch display and copious RAM.

Price: $1,115.99 USD

Razer Blade Pro 17 Gaming Laptop

This colorful laptop runs on an Intel Core i7-9750H processor that can boost to 4.5GHz. The Blade Pro 17 also has a NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU, powering a beautiful 17.3-inch screen. If that wasn’t enough, this version is 25% smaller than its predecessor.

Price: $2,499.99 USD

Dell G3 15-Inch Gaming Laptop

Priced at under $700, the G3 laptop offers remarkable bang for your buck. You get a Core i5 or i7 processor, with NVIDIA GTX 16-series graphics and a 1080p 15-inch screen running at 144 Hz. At just 22.7mm thick, it’s also surprisingly slim.

Price: $699.99 USD

Dell Alienware M17 NVIDIA GPU Gaming Laptop

Thanks to a freshly updated exterior, the Alienware M17 now looks as good as it plays. This 17-inch beast uses a ninth-generation Intel CPU, with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 sending the frame rate skyward.

Price: $1,699.99 USD

Gigabyte Aero 15X Lightweight Gaming Laptop

Looking for something truly portable? The Aero 15X should fit the bill. This thing has an Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, but it weighs just 4.6 pounds and measures 19mm thick. In addition, the Gigabyte has dual fans to keep things cool.

Price: $1,999 USD

Acer Nitro 5 Upgraded Casual Gaming Laptop

If you are an every-so-often kind of gamer, the Acer Nitro 5 is a smart option. This laptop has a Quad-core processor and 4GB of dedicated graphics memory, but it’s very affordable and great for everyday computing.

Price: $669.99 USD

Asus ROG Mothership Detachable Gaming Laptop

This weird and wonderful device has a detachable screen that becomes a free-standing monitor. Inside, you will find a powerful Intel i9 processor and GeForce RTX 2080 graphics. The Mothership also offers custom keyboard lighting, a 3ms response time, and 2.5G Ethernet.

Price: TBA

Next level gaming laptops

With a good gaming laptop in your bag, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy World of Warcraft or Rocket League in your lunch break.

What does your portable gaming setup look like? Share your favorite part in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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